Spring is exploding all around the place here in Eastern Kansas. I love my walks in the morning as the sun is rising and the birds are singing their hearts out. The flowers and baby leaves look great.
These 2 pictures are of a Downy Quilt for Kids Jen and I made. Jen pieced the top and I quilted it. I have one more to do, but I was so very pleased with the quilting on this baby. See, I took a little class on how to love and work with my fancy Bernina 820 (on a side note, I am so happy I took my class! Holy moly that machine can do EVERYTHING! It has almost the entire users manual on the actual computer, so if you have a question while you are sewing you can just bring up the help screen and you have access to everything. It is truly a sewing computer...my others were too, but this one really really really is) and I was talking about quilting with the instructor. She was saying how she just hates all over quilting (meandering) which is totally what I do on most of my quilts! So....I tried to go a bit more traditional with this quilt and really work with the quilt top pattern.
I have been making bags too! Don't worry, I have not quit yet. I still have several to finish before I can start thinking about quitting. Well, not QUITTING, but not making them for a while since I don't think we will have power in our tepee while we are waiting for housing. I really love the fabric on this little Molly. Maps and text, you can't go wrong. She requested a great quote for the straps, and I think I will be keeping this one for myself. It goes "Lord, give me the greatness of heart to see the difference between duty and his love for me" Can't you just see that on a little wall hanging? I can and I am actually working on one now!
March was my month in our Row 10 quilting bee. I requested red and white crosses with a hint of aqua. Here are the first 5 to arrive. I have to still make one and 4 others are in various stages of readiness all over the world. I love that group of ladies I virtually quilt with. They are really brilliant.
This is the Molly I made for Ann Marie. Both the Galvan and this Hoffman are deeper Molly Purses. I love this size bag. Maybe I need to rename it and just make it a separate bag. I am working on a pattern to sell for a version of this bag (much more simple) but every time I sit down to work on it, something happens. Oh well... in time you will be able to buy some patterns from me! I am trying!
So this was us last Sunday (Easter). We have a new chaplain at the post church and he was just brilliant.
Here is Stu trying to tuck in the boys shirts yet again. By the time we got to church both boys looked like beggars....but darn it they were cute for these pictures!
Have a great week and I will try to keep up with the blogging a bit better, so you don't have to wade through these tremendous posts!